A man exposed himself to Greggs staff following an argument, in what a judge has condemned as a "vile" incident.

David Andrews, 65, appeared at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to a charge of indecent exposure.

The court heard that, on October 11 last year, the steelworker - a resident of Sawyers Crescent, Maidenhead - went to the Greggs branch in High Street, Maidenhead.

He was in the company of friends at the time, and witnesses said he was intoxicated.

The defendant was known to workers at the branch, and he was described by Judge Amjad Nawaz as a 'frequent' friendly visitor.

However, the court heard how, on this day, his behaviour was abusive and aggressive. Staff asked Andrews to leave, at which point he became abusive, making threats against employees.

At one point, he reportedly told staff he would "bury" them if they alerted the police.

After being ushered off the premises, Andrews appeared at the window - where he exposed his genitals.

The police were called, and the defendant was arrested at a bus stop on the same day.

During his police interview, Andrews claimed he could not remember flashing staff. It was only after being shown CCTV footage from the day that he was able to recall the events.

Judge Amjad Nawaz said Andrews appeared to be ashamed of his actions.

Judge Nawaz said: "I see that you are embarrassed to be where you are, and you should be."

He added: "This a vile offence - 'vile' in the sense that nobody in the public asked for you to do what you did.

"You remonstrated with the shop staff, and that put them in a very vulnerable position."

Andrews received a 12-month community order, including mental health treatment and rehabilitation activity requirements.

In addition, he has been ordered to pay the court costs totalling £300.